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Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2011

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010



(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 4), before item 1, insert:

1A  Subsection 126A(1) (definition of protected confidence )

Omit “a journalist”, substitute “another person”.

1B  Subsection 126A(1) (note to the definition of protected confidence )

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          Communications with journalists are covered by Division 1B.

[vary coverage of existing Division]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (lines 5 to 7), omit:

Division 1A of Part 3.10

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 1A—Journalists’ privilege


After Division 1A of Part 3.10


Division 1B—Journalists’ privilege

[retain existing division and relocate proposed Division]